Toni in Flowers, March 2020 (around the time of her 17th birthday).
Flower Power Toni, Lake Hodges, California. April 2019 (around the time of her 16th birthday).
Toni the birthday girl posing for her portrait, Coast to Crest Trail, Escondido, California. April 2018.
Toni smiling on the Coast to Crest Trail, Escondido, California. April 2018.
Toni running on a path through wildflowers in the Temblor Range, Carrizo Plain National Monument, California, April 2017.
Portrait of our Toni posing for her 14th birthday picture on a big old oak tree at Love Valley, Palomar Mountain, California, April 2017.
Toni & Flower Stripes, Carrizo Plain National Monument, California, March 2017.
Morning walk with our Toni on the Coast to Crest Trail, Escondido, California, December 2016.
Toni in Scrub oak elfin forest at the Del Mar Mesa Preserve, San Diego, California, December 2016.
Our dog Toni happily running on the Wooded Hill trail, Laguna Mountains, California, October 2016.
Toni and Rock Arch, Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, October 2016.
Toni enjoying the cool temperatures in a meadow along the Big Laguna Trail, Laguna Mountains, California. May 2016.
Toni on the main trail at Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve, Julian, California. April 2016.
Toni, Poppies and fog at Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve, Julian, California. April 2016.
Toni & old growth Manzanita at Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve, Julian, California. April 2016.
Toni on a shaded section of the Guatay Mountain Trail, near Pine Valley, San Diego County, California. November 2015.
Sunlight breaking through the clouds along the Miner’s Ridge Trail, Poway, California. November 2015.
Toni runner on the Secret Canyon trail near Pine Valley, California. October 2015.
Tunnel-like trail through chaparral at Black Mountain Open Space Park, San Diego, CA. January 2015.
Badlands Explorer Toni at Vista Del Malpais/Borrego Badlands, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA. December 2013.
Slot canyon explorer Toni, Palm Wash, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California. October 2013.
Toni in her element, snooping around at Greenstone Lake, 20 Lakes Basin, California. August 2012.
Toni posing on a boulder along the Corte Madera Trail in San Diego’s Mountain Empire region; February 2012.
“Come on now, daddy” – eventually waiting gets boring, of course…
Toni patiently waiting for me to finish making photos. Her fur is so thick, she doesn’t mind the snow and cold at all.
Snow hiker Toni on the Pacific Crest Trail above Idyllwild, California. December 2011.
Toni snooping around at Monument Peak
Unstoppable Toni running through wildflowers at Laguna Meadows, Laguna Mountains, California. March 2011.
Toni running happily off into the flowers at Laguna Meadows, Laguna Mountains, California. March 2011.
Happy Toni in tall grass at Laguna Meadows, Laguna Mountains, California. May 2011.
Flower explorer Toni walks into a sea of Tidytips at Carrizo Plain National Monument, California. April 2011.
Aerial trail in the sun, high above Landtal trench. Toni found something great to sniff on. Nationalpark Berchtesgaden, Germany; October 2010.
Toni on the trail, running happily in the cold morning air. Nationalpark Berchtesgaden, Germany; October 2010.
The best hiking companion enjoys a good rub. :)
On the trail with Toni, through the karst landscape on the way to the Feldkogel vista point
Toni the Forest Guardian standing proud on a rock in the woods near Adlgass, Inzell, Bavaria, Germany. September 2010.
Happy hiker Toni on the trail from Schneibstein to Seeleinsee, with Kahlersberg on the left, Gotzentauern to the right, and Funtenseetauern in the distance. Nationalpark Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany, September 2010.
Happy Toni at the summit cross of Schneibstein (2276m), Nationalpark Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany, September 2010.
Toni finding her way on an overgrown path at NSG Untere Alz, Hohenwart, Bavaria, Germany. July 2010.
“Toni L” — my furry little hiking companion appears quite stretched in this extreme wide angle photo! NSG Untere Alz, Hohenwart, Bavaria, Germany. July 2010.
Toni contemplates the mineral-rich rivulets that run over the gravel bed of Wimbachgries. :) Nationalpark Berchtesgaden, Germany; June 2010.
Toni marching through the tall grass — NSG Untere Alz, Hohenwart, Bavaria, Germany
Toni, absolutely not amused by the rain when he hiked thorugh Wimbachklamm near Ramsau, Berchtesgaden on a rainy day in May 2010.
When there’s a rock, expect Toni to climb on it!
My dog Toni digging in the forest near Huckinger See, Tarsdorf, Innviertel, Austria
Toni, dashing through the snow near Dickkopf at Heutal, Unken, Salzburger Land, Austria. December 2008.
My dog Toni on a small meadow at Zwiesel Peak above Jochberg, Weissbach/Alpenstraße, Bavaria, October 2008.
Toni, always eager to climb rocks in exchange for treats. Schneeberg, Mühlbach am Hochkönig, Austria. August 2008.
My dog Toni at the summit cross of Gamsknogel, above Jochberg and Inzell, Bavaria, Germany. August 2008.
Inzell and in the distance Chiemsee, with my photo-bombing dog Toni. Seen from Kohleralm, above Jochberg, Bavaria, Germany. August 2008.
Miss Toni goes exploring — Adlgass, Inzell, Bavaria. June 2008.
My best hiking companion Toni smiles during a walk at Weilhartsforst, Wanghausen, Innviertel, Austria. May 2008.
Running in May — Tachinger See, Tengling, Bavaria, Germany. May 2008
Toni posiert auf einem Felsen am Wöhrsee; Dezember 2007.
Toni enjoying the views from Sonntagshorn, Unken, Salzburger Land. June 2007.
Toni running through the flower meadows at Steinplatte, Salzburger Land, Austria. June 2007.
Toni at the pastures of Kammerköhr, Salzburger Land, Austria. June 2007.